10up Releases the Publisher Media Kit WordPress Plugin – WP Tavern

Earlier today, version 1.0 of 10up’s Publisher Media Kit went live in the WordPress plugin directory. It is a preconfigured set of blocks and patterns for jump-starting a media kit page for small and medium-sized publications.

When I first noticed the plugin, my mind immediately jumped to press kits and branding pages for businesses. Not enough companies within the WordPress space have such pages, and it can often be hard for journalists and other writers to find information. While this plugin is geared toward publications, small businesses can still get some use out of the plugin…


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New WordPress Cyberattack Affects 1.6 Million Websites! Wordfence Says 13.7 Million Attacks Were Prevented

A new WordPress cyberattack campaign puts 1.6 million websites at risk. This was confirmed by the company’s security department, Wordfence. 

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Sprawling Active Attack Aims to Take Over 1.6M WordPress Sites – Threatpost

Cyberattackers are targeting security vulnerabilities in four plugins plus Epsilon themes, to assign themselves administrative accounts.

An active attack against more than 1.6 million WordPress sites is underway, with researchers spotting tens of millions of attempts to exploit four different plugins and several Epsilon Framework themes.

The goal, they said, is complete site takeover using administrative privileges.

The scope of the campaign in notable: The activity is coming from more than 16,000 different IP addresses, according to a…


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How Safe is WordPress? – Business 2 Community

Despite the circling horror stories and successful hacking attempts, WordPress is still the biggest content management system on the Internet, powering over 450 million websites online and holding more than 60% of the CMS market share.

Sounds impressive, right?

But if WordPress isn’t safe, why would it be extremely popular among individuals, developers, marketers, big brands, and online stores? The right questions here are: How safe is WordPress? How does it get hacked? And, how can you keep your WordPress website secure?

Throughout this guide, we’ll explore the security measures WP takes…


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SEVEN (MORE) LESSONS FOR LONGEVITY IN TODAY’S MUSIC BUSINESS

This is a guest post from MIDiA’s Keith Jopling in which he dives into some of the key insights he has gleaned from talking to artists as part of his side-hustle ‘Art of Longevity’ podcast (which you should check out if you haven’t already done so!)

This year I had the pleasure of working with one of the greatest songwriters in history. Bjorn Ulvaes commissioned MIDiA to produce the report ‘Rebalancing the Song Economy’ at a time when the UK government was making a formal inquiry into the economics of music streaming. Bjorn was amazingly articulate (of course he was,…


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Massive attack against 1.6 million WordPress sites underway

Wordfence analysts report having detected a massive wave of attacks in the last couple of days, originating from 16,000 IPs and targeting over 1.6 million WordPress sites.

The threat actors target four WordPress plugins and fifteen Epsilon Framework themes, one of which has no available patch.

Some of the targeted plugins were patched all the way back in 2018, while others had their vulnerabilities addressed as recently as this week.

IP addresses launching the attacks
IP addresses launching the attacks
Source: Wordfence

The affected plugins and their versions are:

  • PublishPress Capabilities
  • Kiwi Social Plugin
  • Pinterest…

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WP Tavern Is Sporting a New Website Design – WP Tavern

We are back with a brand-new edition of WP Tavern. Technically, we have a spiffy new coat of paint that I hope you all can see if viewing from your browsers. If you are reading this post via a feed reader, email, or something else, hop over to the site and check it out.

The Tavern received a few updates under the hood too. I will not go into those details, but some of you may have noticed that we are now hosted on Pressable, a hosting service owned by Automattic. Thus far, things seem to be going off without a hitch.

For posterity, the following is a screenshot of the old homepage…


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How to troubleshoot common WordPress errors

With WordPress, you can create and manage a site almost without any technical knowledge. It has many built-in features and templates that let you get started right away. And if you do need to change something, the large user community can help you out.

But as with all things in the world (software included), WordPress is not bulletproof. That means you are responsible for proper functioning, site security, privacy, and maintenance. WordPress’ errors happen, and the consequences are usually not so good. That’s why you need to take care of your site.

WordPress provides you with a…


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Top 7 Tips To Make Your WordPress Site Fast & Secure

Ready to build your first website? Are you shopping for affordable WordPress web hosting?

There are multiple types of web hosting solutions to choose from: shared hosting, dedicated hosting, cloud hosting, and VPS hosting, to name a few.

If you own a small- or medium-sized business, shared hosting is likely going to be your best fit.

What Should I Look For In a Shared Hosting Provider?

Shared hosting is a great, budget-friendly solution for businesses that don’t need large, dedicated space for their website.

Small- and medium-sized businesses can easily claim a place online without paying…


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GoTab Introduces Improved Loyalty and Influencer Features and New GoTab WordPress Plugin



GoTab Introduces Improved Loyalty and Influencer Features and New GoTab WordPress Plugin

Giving operators more tools to create personalized guest experiences, reward top guests or increase repeat business

Arlington, VA – Next-generation restaurant commerce platformGoTab continues to enhance features designed to help operators put hospitality first. As the holiday season approaches and hospitality operators prepare for winter business, the cloud-based solution is rolling out a new GoTab WordPress plugin for additional flexibility and new capabilities that leverage aggregated…


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